We are half way through 2015 and what a year it has been for television. From the shows that are starting their summer run to the shows that just had their season finale, 2015 has had a solid year so far. This list is to highlight those standout shows that are currently on or will be renewed for another season this fall. Now mind you that a few good shows have been canceled and as much as I would love to put them on this list, it would be pointless. So lets start the list of top 10 TV shows you must watch in 2015.
10. Penny Dreadful - Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler and medium Vanessa Ives unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London. If you're a fan of monsters of old, then this show is right up your alley. Featuring Frankenstein, The Wolf-Man and many more.
09. Orange is the New Black - The story of Piper Chapman, a woman in her thirties who is sentenced to fifteen months in prison after being convicted of a decade-old crime of transporting money for her drug-dealing girlfriend. Think OZ, but in a very humorous light.
08. Supernatural - Two brothers follow their father's footsteps as "hunters" fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds including monsters, demons, and gods that roam the earth. This show has it all and it has been on the air for a decade now, so if you haven't seen it get caught up on Netflix.
07. The Originals - A family of power-hungry thousand year old vampires look to take back the city that they built and dominate all those who have done them wrong. Spun from The Vampire Diaries, this show is for vamp fans who want more than highschool vampire stories.
06. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - A woman is rescued from a doomsday cult and starts life over again in New York City. Sounds simple, but the main character was in a bunker since the 90's and is dropped into the 10's resulting in nonstop laughter. Give it one episode and you will be hooked.
05. The Flash - Barry Allen wakes up 9 months after he was struck by lightning and discovers that the bolt gave him the power of super speed. With his new team and powers, Barry becomes "The Flash" and fights crime in Central City.
04. Daredevil - A blind lawyer, with his other senses superhumanly enhanced, fights crime as a costumed superhero.
03. Black Sails - Captain Flint and his pirates, twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic "Treasure Island". The writing on this show is amazing and when paired with these actors, you get television gold.
02. The Walking Dead - developed by Frank Darabont, based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. Andrew Lincoln plays the show's lead character, sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes, who awakens from a months-long coma to confront a new, apocalyptic world overrun by flesh-eating zombies.
01. Salem - Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, 'Salem' explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind the veil of this infamous period in American history. In Salem, witches are real, but they are not who or what they seem. This show currently has everything going for it. The writing, acting, sets and storylines are hands down the best on tv. It's shot and written like it was made for HBO, yet it airs on WGN. If you could only watch one show this year, it would have to be Salem.
There you have it, the cream of the crop. These shows are what television is all about. Agree or not these shows will be around for some time to come but if you think I missed one, then let it flow down below.....